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Main Street Basin Bridge

Photos 

1898 Image

Same image as first photo but with better resolution.

Photo uploaded by Art S.

View this photo at i.pinimg.com

BH Photo #438937

Map 

Description 

The D&H Canal Company had a bridge on Main Street, crossing the canal boat slip between 8th and 7th Street. The canal was at right, west of Main Street in the first image.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Lackawaxen River on Main Street
Location
Honesdale, Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Status
No longer exists
History
Removed when canal was shut down and basing filled in.
Builders
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
- D.H. & C.C. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio
Design
Three truss line bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.57191, -75.25547   (decimal degrees)
41°34'19" N, 75°15'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/478701/4602279 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83632 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 29, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed typo in builder name
  • January 23, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • November 26, 2018: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added Essay

Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Main Street Bridge - Lackawaxen River (older)
Posted November 28, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Don,i saw the bridge.Is that bridge on Bridgehunters?

Main Street Bridge - Lackawaxen River (older)
Posted November 27, 2018, by Don Morrison

Hey George;

I bet that caboose is owned by the Stourbridge Line excursion train.

They've got Santa Express rides in December. ;-)

Check out their gallery; they've restored two cabooses (cabeese?) and there's a shot of a river bridge in the gallery to keep this post from being too far off-topic.

https://www.thestourbridgeline.net/gallery.html

Main Street Bridge - Lackawaxen River (older)
Posted November 27, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks,Art.I just wanted to mention what I saw while hunting for bridges.Seeing the caboose brought back great memories.

Main Street Bridge - Lackawaxen River (older)
Posted November 27, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

George,

The caboose is all you, I have too many projects! :^)

Regards,

Art S.

Main Street Bridge - Lackawaxen River (older)
Posted November 27, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Art,I followed the tourist rail line out of Honesdale and found a Conrail caboose at the other Stourbridge station.I was able to use street view to see it.It looks restorable.

Main Street Bridge - Lackawaxen River (older)
Posted November 26, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Note: there were two similar bridges on Main Street. The other being over a stub in the canal between 7th and 8th. Not sure which the image is of.